Paul Gavrilyuk portrait

Paul Gavrilyuk

Aquinas Chair in Theology and Philosophy
Degree
Ph.D. Southern Methodist University

Office
JRC 140
Phone
(651) 962-5326
Toll Free
(800) 328-6819, Ext. 2-5326
Fax
651-962-5310
Mail
Mail #153, University of St. Thomas
2115 Summit Ave.
St. Paul MN 55105


Dr. Paul Gavrilyuk holds the Aquinas Chair in Theology and Philosophy. He specializes in Greek patristics, modern Orthodox theology, and philosophy of religion. Published in nine languages, his works include The Suffering of the Impassible God (Oxford, 2004), Histoire du catéchuménat dans l’église ancienne (Cerf, 2007), The Spiritual Senses: Perceiving God in Western Christianity (co-edited with Sarah Coakley, Cambridge, 2012) and Georges Florovsky and the Russian Religious Renaissance (Oxford, 2014). In addition to his teaching at the University of St Thomas, he held visiting appointments at Harvard Divinity School (spring 2007) and Calvin College (summer 2013)

Fall 2018 Courses

Fall 2018 Courses
Course - Section Title Days Time Location
THEO 101 - 17 Christian Theo Tradition - T - - - - - 1730 - 2115 JRC LL01

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- T - - - - -

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1730 - 2115

Location:

JRC LL01

Course Registration Number:

40339 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4 Credit Hours

Instructor:

Pavel L. Gavrilyuk

This course is designed to acquaint students with the contents of the Bible and with Christian history, especially in the context of the Catholic tradition. Through careful reading of a core of common texts and a variety of written assignments, students are expected to attain a basic understanding of human experience in the light of major areas of theology, including revelation, God, creation, Jesus and the Church.

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J-Term 2019 Courses

J-Term 2019 Courses
Course - Section Title Days Time Location

Spring 2019 Courses

Spring 2019 Courses
Course - Section Title Days Time Location
THEO 470 - 01 Happiness, Suffering, and God - T - R - - - 0955 - 1135

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- T - R - - -

Time of Day:

0955 - 1135

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Course Registration Number:

22639 (View in ClassFinder)

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Instructor:

Pavel L. Gavrilyuk

This seminar addresses the perennial problem of suffering and evil in light of contemporary research on human flourishing and happiness. The central question of the course is whether suffering can play a constructive role in the good life. While some forms of suffering are destructive, other forms of suffering, given the right attitude, can be conducive to the building of character and leading a life that has a richer meaning. The course brings a theological viewpoint to bear on these issues; it also draws on the resources of philosophy, psychology, literature, and history. The written assignments will encourage the students to integrate course material, articulate their own assumptions about suffering and human flourishing, and apply general principles to real-life situations. Prerequisites: Theo 101, and one THEO course numbered 200-399, plus PHIL 115

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